Glen Baxter (journalist)
Early life and education
While still a student at Ryerson University, Glen Baxter began his career in television with a brief stint as a producer at YTV. While at YTV, Glen also landed his first job on TV as an arts and entertainment on-camera reporter for French CBC (Société Radio-Canada) on the station’s weekly show Survolt. In 1991, Glen received a call from Canadian television guru Moses Znaimer and landed a job at MuchMusic as an on-air reporter for FAX (now MuchNews). He made the jump to entertainment as a reporter for Citytv's CityPulse in Toronto. In 2001, Glen became host of In Fashion and reporter for FashionTelevisionChannel, where he reports on fashion, design and photography.
Baxter's photographs from Asia, Africa and the Middle East were displayed in four solo exhibitions. He has raised more than $50,000 for Right To Play from his annual exhibits and auctions. He also spent time visiting the charity’s programs in the African nations of Benin and Ethiopia, where he met with volunteers and children who benefit from the organization's work.
Baxter has also volunteered for the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) as a junior committee member for five years, where he helped organize and attended the foundations’ 8-Ball and Red Party, which helped raised close to half a million dollars for HIV/HIV/AIDS research.
Baxter has also been a guest speaker and regular host for John Ralston Saul's Le Francais Pour L'Avenir (French for the Future), where he encouraged high school students to speak and learn French and shared his thoughts on bilingualism.
In September 2009, Glen emceed The Best of Canada Interior Design Awards in Toronto. In October of the same year, Glen moderated FASHION//NEXT: The Annual Forum for Toronto’s Next Generation of Fashion Industry Professionals.